I am always looking for ways to make a little bit of money online. I recently became aware of websites that offer money for posting comments on blogs and forums. It seemed like a good idea, so I gave it a try. I signed up on Paid Forum Posting, and I learned a lot about how it works.
Paid Forum Posting is set up as a forum itself. Applicants fill out a short form and then wait to be accepted. Once accepted, they get an assignment that includes making seven posts on an area of the site called the proving grounds. If these posts are made according to the rules, the applicant is invited to continue as a trainee.
The Positives of PFP
Paid Forum Posting has a lot going for it. The biggest plus is the payment. This site pays 20 cents per post, which is the highest I have seen offered for this kind of work. If you are making lots of posts each day, this obviously adds up.
Another positive of PFP is that they pay almost immediately after money is requested. You simply send a private message to the administrator, and the payment is placed in your Paypal account. You can request money as soon as you have completed a job, and you can request any amount. There is no need to wait to accumulate $20, $100 or any other amount.
Paid Forum Posting always has jobs up for grabs, and they are usually on a wide variety of subjects. There is always work available.
The biggest negative of PFP for me was what they call “The Rules”. There are lots of them, and they are very specific. There are rules about formatting requests for payment, about posting bumps at specific times, about keeping a log of the jobs you are working and many other things.
The rules are listed on a forum on the website. If you break a rule, and you probably will, you are issued a “warning”. They do invite you to ask questions. The problem that there are so many rules to try to remember, that I didn’t know the questions to ask until I had already made the mistake.
The other big negative is the time it takes to work for this website. I knew that I could post a 25 word reply to a topic in about 15 seconds, so I thought I could do this job very quickly. The problem is that the huge majority of my time was spend keeping a log of what I was doing. They give you a date to start a job, finish a job and be at the exact middle of a job. It is up to you to do the math and keep the pace.
I think that Paid Forum Posting would be terrific if you are very detail oriented and have the time to keep track of everything you do.
This site was not for me because I found that there were too many rules to remember and that the rules could be hard to find and were sometimes difficult to interpret. Also the time it took to organize my jobs made it not worth the amount I was able to make.